May 30 hearing on Eagle Lake access sitePublished 4:25pm Monday, May 20, 2013
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a public open house to gather input on the proposed acquisition of property on Eagle Lake in Cass County for development of a boating access site.
The open house is 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at the Our Lady of the Lake Church Social Hall, 24832 U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg.
The proposed acquisition under consideration is the former Dock Restaurant and boat launch property, 68687 Eagle Lake Road in Edwardsburg.
This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on this proposed acquisition. DNR staff will be available to gather comments and answer questions from 6 to 7 p.m. From 7 to 7:30 p.m., a brief presentation will be given to discuss the acquisition process and give an overview of typical site components found at boating access site facilities.
After the presentation, DNR staff again will be available to gather comments and answer questions until 9 p.m.
The proposed site amenities include a maneuvering area, parking, toilet facility and launch to access Eagle Lake and the chain of lakes, which includes Christiana, Juno and Painter Lakes. The DNR is also considering the addition of fishing opportunities using the existing pond on site.
Funding for this proposed acquisition is slated to come from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Call (517) 641-4903 ext. 227 with questions.